The effects of exposing dental implants to the maxillary sinus cavity on sinus complications

Jae Hyung Jung, Byung Ho Choi, Shi Jiang Zhu, Seoung Ho Lee, Jin Young Huh, Tae Min You, Hyeon Jung Lee, Jingxu Li

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Objective: The aim of this study was to investigate whether dental implant exposure to the maxillary sinus cavity increases the risk of maxillary sinus complications. Study design: An implant was placed bilaterally in the maxillary sinus of 8 adult female mongrel dogs in a way that it penetrated the bone and mucous membrane of the maxillary sinus floor to the extent of 2 mm, 4 mm, or 8 mm. The implants were left in place for 6 months. Results: Radiographic and histologic examinations did not show any signs of pathologic findings in the maxillary sinus of the 8 dogs. Conclusion: This study indicates that implant protrusion into the maxillary sinus cavity is not related to the development of sinus complications in canines.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)602-605
Number of pages4
JournalOral Surgery, Oral Medicine, Oral Pathology, Oral Radiology and Endodontology
Issue number5
Publication statusPublished - 2006 Nov

Bibliographical note

Funding Information:
This work was supported by grant No. R13-2003-13 from the Medical Science and Engineering Research Program of the Korean Science & Engineering Foundation awarded to Byung-Ho Choi.

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Surgery
  • Oral Surgery
  • Otorhinolaryngology
  • Dentistry(all)


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